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Graduate Programs

A foundation in research and practice

As a graduate student at Illinois, you're part of a community of scholars where learning and teaching are infused with research and practice. Join us in redefining the art and science of education for the 21st century.

Our highly ranked graduate programs at the College of Education prepare master's and doctoral students to deal with the most challenging issues in education. Here you will be mentored by world-class faculty who themselves are leading researchers in their fields.

You will hone the rigorous habits of mind and skills needed to be impactful leaders in the field of education. Here, you can leverage the advantages of being part of a research university, while developing and defining your own research interests. Join a community of scholars who want to make a difference and change the world.

Graduate students apply to one of our four departments.

In addition to our on-campus degree options, we also offer online and off-campus degrees.

Applying to the College of Education: 

Find out what you need to start your application process including instructions on how to apply, application deadlines, and tuition and financial aid